Little Cado Dwarf Avocado

The dwarf tree was introduced as the Wertz Avocado only later to be given the name Little Cado. The dense weeping canopy gives the plant a particular ornamental appeal. Little Cado produces a good tasting medium-size fruit with thin skin and light greenish-yellow flesh.
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USDA ZONES: 9-11 Outdoors, 4-11 Patio
 
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Little Cado Dwarf Avocado is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Persea americana 'Wertz'

Little Cado is a dwarf avocado variety that has been a backyard favorite since the early 1950's. Discovered by Roy Wertz of Encinitas California. The dwarf tree was introduced as the Wertz Avocado only later to be given the name Little Cado. The dense weeping canopy gives the plant a particular ornamental appeal. Little Cado produces a good tasting medium-size fruit with thin skin and light greenish-yellow flesh. Because Little Cado is grafted onto a standard rootstock it will only do well as a container plant for a few years before needing to be planted in the ground and can be easily maintained 8'-10' tall with pruning.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Green
Ripens:
May - September
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6
Tree Size:

10'-15' height if planted outdoors, but can be maintained at 8'-10' with pruning if grown in a large container

Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
frost tender
Primary USDA Zone Range:
9 - 11
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
4 - 11
Chill Hours:
None
Size & Spacing

10'-15' height if planted outdoors, but can be maintained at 8'-10' with pruning if grown in a large container

Plant 15' away from other trees and buildings

Planting & Care

Avocados like fast-draining organic soil. Avocado trees prefer full sun but young trees need some protection from hot sun until they develop dense foliage. Water avocados on a regular basis during warm seasons. Avocados do not like cold damp soil and can easily develop root rot if they remain wet for long periods. They are also sensitive to cold and may require proection from frost. Avocados are often alternate bearing and the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second avocado tree. Little Cado will do well as a container plant.

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